Austin Mahone

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Austin Mahone
Austin-Mahone B96 Summerbash 2012-06-16.jpg
Mahone performing at B96 Summerbash, 2012 at Toyota Park.
Background information
Born (1996-04-04) April 4, 1996 (age 18)
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Genres
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active 2011–present
Labels Chase, Young Money, Cash Money, Republic[2][3]
Website austinmahone.com

Austin Mahone (born April 4, 1996) is an American pop singer-songwriter. He is currently signed to Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records.

Background

Mahone was born in San Antonio, Texas on April 4, 1996. His father died when he was a year and a half old, and he was raised by his single mother, Michelle.[4] He attended Lady Bird Johnson High School.[5] He first started posting videos on YouTube with his friend Alex Constancio in June 2010.[6] Music videos followed by in January 2011, and he began to build an online following.[7] In October 2011, Mahone posted a video covering Justin Bieber's "Mistletoe".[8][9]

On August 28, 2012, Mahone announced that he had been officially signed to Chase/Universal Republic Records.[10] Mahone's first single was "11:11". On June 5, 2012, Mahone released a second single called "Say Somethin". In 2013, he was named one of MTV's Artists To Watch.[11]

Mahone was chosen as one of the opening acts of Taylor Swift's Red Tour.[12] In November 2012, Mahone signed a deal to become the new "Teen Ambassador" for Lil Wayne's Trukfit fashion clothing line.[13] He has filmed commercials for McDonald's[14] and Hot Nuts (Mexican snack).[15] In December 2013, Mahone was named a "Digital and Brand Strategist" for Aquafina’s FlavorSplash, a new line of flavored sparkling water targeted towards teens.[16]

Discography

Studio albums

Extended plays

Filmography

Guest in Television
Year Title Role Notes
2013 Big Time Rush Himself "Big Time Dreams" (Season 4, episode 12) Guest
2013 AwesomenessTV Himself / Presenter "Us & Jan" (Season 1, episode 17) Guest
2014 The Millers Young Adam "Bahama Mama" (Season 1, episode 16) Guest
Web shows
Year Title Role Notes
2012–2013 Austin Mahone Takeover Himself Web documentary series
2013-2014 Mahomie Madness Himself Web documentary series

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2013 MTV Video Music Awards Artist To Watch "What About Love" Won
MTV Europe Music Awards Push Artist
Himself
Won
Artist On The Rise Won
Billboard Readers Poll Music Awards Best Newcomer [17] Nominated
2014 People's Choice Awards Favorite Breakout Artist [18] Nominated
Radio Disney Music Awards [19] Best Male Artist
Himself
Pending
Best Crush Song
"What About Love"
Pending
Radio Disney's "Most Talked About Artist
Himself
Pending
Artist with the Best Style
Himself
Pending

Tours

Headlining
  • MTV's Artist to Watch Tour (2014)
Opening act

References

  1. ^ http://www.bopandtigerbeat.com/2012/12/austin-mahone-dishes-on-all-new-album/
  2. ^ Cash Money Signs Austin Mahone, The World Waits On Paris Hilton. Complex.com (August 30, 2013). Retrieved on December 5, 2013.
  3. ^ Austin Mahone Republic Records, January 18, 2013
  4. ^ Could Austin Mahone Be Bigger Than Bieber?: Music + Books. Details. Retrieved on December 5, 2013.
  5. ^ Austin Mahone - Hollywood Life
  6. ^ Mathieu, Delaine (November 23, 2011). Interview: San Antonio teen heartthrob is a Youtube sensation, WOAI-TV
  7. ^ Heyman, Marshall. "The Boys Who Would Be Bieber". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  8. ^ Bragg, Roy (November 27, 2011). Texas teen becomes viral celebrity through YouTube, Houston Chronicle
  9. ^ (November 2, 2011). Justin Bieber’s ‘Mistletoe’ Gets Covered By YouTube Star Austin Mahone, RyanSeacrest.com
  10. ^ Halperin, Shirley (August 28, 2012) 'Baby Bieber' YouTube Star Austin Mahone Signs to Universal Republic
  11. ^ Montgomery, James. "Austin Mahone Takes Over MTV's Twitter Account This Thursday!". MTV. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Austin Mahone To Open Taylor Swift Tour". oceanUP.com. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  13. ^ Austin Mahone Teams Up with Lil Wayne on Trukfit Clothing Line. Popdust (November 19, 2012). Retrieved on December 5, 2013.
  14. ^ Austin Mahone's New McDonald's Commercial (WATCH!). Cambio (August 22, 2013). Retrieved on December 5, 2013.
  15. ^ Austin Mahone Hot Nuts Commercial Video / AustinMahoneVEVO. / Food Videos / SMASHPIPE Magazine / Video and Writing Discovery / ceXaaaEmreg. Smashpipe.com. Retrieved on December 5, 2013.
  16. ^ Austin Mahone Named Digital & Brand Strategist For Aquafina’s FlavorSplash: Inside the 17-Year-Old's First Strategy Meeting (Exclusive) | Billboard
  17. ^ Lipshutz, Jason. "Lady Gaga Rules Billboard.com's Readers Poll 2013 Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande also scored major wins, but Gaga was the Billboard.com readers' MVP.". Billobard. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  18. ^ "People's Choice Awards 2014". Retrieved 25 December 2013. 
  19. ^ "HITZ ONE ONLINE". 

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